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2011/2012 Look 695 SR — Image Gallery — Japan Paint

Last updated November 29, 2011 - Send Feedback

The bike shown below is the special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint.

A note on color

The Japanese paint style uses a very bright red which cannot display properly in web color (sRGB) or even AdobeRGB colorspace; these color spaces flatten the reds and turn them into a dull orange.

The bright red color is far more rich and vibrant in a wide-gamut color space like ProPhotoRGB, when displayed on a wide-gamut color display.

If you view these images in a defective browser like Internet Explorer or Opera, the color won’t display properly; use the current versions of Firefox or Safari.

Of course, if you have an ordinary display display with a marginal color gamut, it won’t display reds properly anyway, so if you can’t see a difference, you’re missing a lot— get a better display, like this one.

Shifting with DI2

The owner of this Look 695 SR reports that the LOOK crankset with Shimano DuraAce DI2 does not shift as well as DuraAce cranks, as predicted.

Whole bike

This bike as shown weighed 14.81 pounds with the ZIPP 303 wheels and Vittoria tires. Swapping to my Lightweight Obermayer wheelset with Veloflex Record + Veloflex Sprinter tires dropped the weight to 14.25 pounds.

That weight compares favorably to my Trek Madone 6.9 SSL, but my Madone has the heavier SRM power meter crankset and mount for the SRM head unit installed, as well as double-thick bar tape and the Bontrager RXL seat.

Wide-gamut color below (with a quality display and a colorspace-aware browser), mouse over/out to compare sRGB vs ProPhotoRGB color spaces.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

Below, flat dull color, using sRGB color space and/or inferior display.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

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Whole bike

Look 695 SR 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint style, ZIPP carbon fiber wheels, Shimano DuraAce DI2 electronic shifters.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

Drive train

With Shimano DuraAce DI2, ZIPP wheels.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

Head tube and stem

Sturdy.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

Seat and E-Post

The integrated seat post that LOOK calls E-Post (E for “elastomer”), with three supplied hardnesses of elastomer.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

ZED-2 Crankset with DuraAce DI2

The ZED-2 crankset is very stiff and light, but the setup doesn’t necessarily shift ideally with Shimano DuraAce DI2 electronic shifters because the chainrings are not as precise or stiff as Shimano chainrings.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

Seat post and rear tubes

The E-Post, rear stays and seat tube.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

Front view with fork

The beefy front-end.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

Frame triangle and fork.

Great curves.

Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint
Look 695 SR special edition 'Collection Unique', Japanese paint, Shimano DuraAce DI2

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